Introduction: How to Make a Rubber Band Ball

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This instructable will show you how to make a rubberband ball that you can work on when ever you have free time.

Step 1: What You Need

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You need two things(Well 100 thousands)

A small marble

Hundreds of thousands of Rubberbands

Step 2: Starting Off

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Take rubberbands and twist until small enough to fit onto the marble. Do this over and over until there is a ball big enough to pit the rubberband on without twisting it. keep keep putting rubberbands on (not in the same place. You want to put the rubberbands on to make a sphere shape) Do this until the ball is at a good size.

Step 3: Making a Rubber Band Chain

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In this step, you make a chain to wrap on the ball. You take two rubber bands and tie them together as in the picture. make a chain as long as you want(more than 2. More like the length of the room from wall to wall)Then take the end rubber band and slide it on to the ball. use the chain to wrab the ball. At the end of the chain, slide the end rubberband on.

Step 4: Hope You Enjoy

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Keep on going until you have the world record. My ball is about the size of a basketball because i've been working on it on and off for about a year


joep83 (author)2016-02-20


henster22 (author)2011-03-08

If you want to make an official record you cant have a marble in the middle because it is counted as cheating. you need to make a knot of bands tied together to start it!!!


mikeyyyyyy (author)2010-08-07

mine so far is 14 pounds

AWESOME9802 (author)2009-12-11

I don't get this step. do i slide the band under a previous rubber band, or what? Oh, and please tell me how to connect the ends.

Shadowman39 (author)2009-10-16

That ball would be heavy :-P
Where do you get the rubber bands that are very long?

dodo91 (author)2009-03-23

DANG! you must have some time on your hands. did you try playing basketball with it?

grundisimo (author)dodo912009-05-30

that would be fun until the ball exploded.

swishinj (author)grundisimo2009-07-27

TORCH IT!!!!!!

flyingvampire1369 (author)2007-11-21

Just on a side note you don't need a marble. Instead just take one rubber band(a small one works best) and smush it up into a little ball. Then start wrapping. Thats how I made mine.

You can make knots too. thats what I used but the marble is earsier for other people

taylor rocks (author)Baller142009-06-17

how do u make the knot

mrjohna (author)2009-05-26

4 Steps Bah.... I love this one - I'm upto step 2935 :)

zac d (author)2009-05-06

have you tried to through it t any ones head yet?when you do send me the video lllllllooooooollllllllllll hahahahahhhahehehehehehehhihihihihiiohihihihihohohohohohohoho

canno (author)2009-04-12

i dont really get the 3rd step could you please clearify

coolpizzadude (author)2008-04-07

it bounces and wheys 16 pounds and is the size of a basket ball it cost me 200$

learn to spell weighs...

Kokkan (author)2008-09-27

Hey :] nice rubber basket ball lol But how you did the giants rubbers bands to put around the ball?

eheeohoo27 (author)2008-07-30

here it is, the very realistic and very big knex desert eagle

foxtrot4697 (author)2008-07-28

to bad it isn't a real car, that would be sweet.

jetstream131 (author)2008-05-24

Hello. Why don't you try to make to simpler, and where you don't have to use the marble

srhadaham (author)2008-03-05

ah u cheated u didnt make an all rubber band ball i had one that was 8 inches across but it slowly started to fall apart ( dont leave in window)

jacksteal4 (author)2008-02-14

you made a big rubber band ball

alexsolex (author)2007-11-21

funny ! Does it bounce ? suggestion : add a few steps ;)

Braeburn (author)alexsolex2008-01-13

mine bounces good with a superball as a core

ledzep567 (author)2007-12-29

good luck on beating the world record. i think it was two shop owners who got bored one day because their business isnt doing too well so they started making one. now it wont fit outside the door. and lots of people come to their shop just to see it lol

Baller14 (author)2007-12-04

Use basic staples rubberbands. U can also use colored to make it look kool

GorillazMiko (author)2007-11-21

wow, nice job making it as big as the basketball, thats crazy!

Baller14 (author)GorillazMiko2007-11-22

Ill make a tape ball instructable soon- chack it out. I made it to be 6 inches in diameter its deadly- heavy, big, super hard

Crash2108 (author)2007-11-21

So you're going to make a ball bigger than 6 feet in diameter?

chew socks (author)2007-11-21

Do you continue to add rubber bands as a chain, or as single rubber bands?

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